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Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX (podcast)

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more

Dog reported stolen back with owner in Ontario County

The dog reported stolen from a private residence in Clifton Springs is back home with its owner and in good health. According to Ontario County Humane Society and Sheriff’s Office, the female Shih-Tzu mix named Katie was turned into Beverly’s Animal Shelter in Waterloo by a person who found her running in the area of Route 488 in the town... more

Deputies: Clifton Springs dog stolen from yard

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the Ontario County Humane Society is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing dog. A Shih-Tzu mix, named Katie, was taken from a yard at a private residence on East Main St. in Clifton Springs between 11 am and 6:30 pm on Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to... more

Clifton Springs man drove drunk, struck utility pole

On Monday at approximately 10:25 pm deputies in Ontario County arrested William Wheaton Jr., 37, for driving while intoxicated following a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of Bunker Hill Rd. and County Rd. 27. Wheaton was traveling east on Bunker Hill Rd. in his 2003 Hyundai Sonata when he swerved to miss a deer, then failed to stop at a... more

Shed destroyed in Clifton Springs fire

Deputies say a Clifton Springs shed was a total loss after a structure fire on Monday. The fire was reported around 9:43 pm at 1762 Pearl St. in Clifton Springs. Clifton Springs Fire Department, as well as Phelps Fire Department responded to the scene. Christopher Santy, 38, was dismantling a shed and was burning the pieces of the shed as... more

Simonds pleads guilty in child sex abuse case in Canandaigua

Three months after a Clifton Springs man was sentenced to a potential life term in prison for sexually abusing two children, his girlfriend has pleaded guilty to related charges and will be spending more than two decades behind bars. Janiet Simonds, 26, pleaded guilty Friday in Ontario County Court to felony charges of first-degree criminal sexual act (two counts), first-degree... more

Clifton Springs man killed as motorcycle strikes deer, guardrail

A Clifton Springs man has been identified as the victim involved in a fatal motorcycle accident, which happened Thursday night in Mendon. The accident happened when Thomas Mincer, 28, of Clifton Springs hit a deer and then a guardrail around 8 pm on Boughton Hill Rd., near West Bloomfield Rd., in Mendon. Boughton Hill Rd. was closed for roughly two... more

Occupational therapy celebrated in Clifton Springs

Occupational therapists from across the country are gathering in Clifton Springs this Saturday, June 3, to mark the 100th anniversary of a landmark meeting in their field — the day occupational therapy was founded as a professional discipline, at a meeting in the village. On March 15, 1917, a small group of pioneers in the occupational therapy profession gathered in... more

Five of the BEST events happening in the FLX this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend with family or friends? The Finger Lakes is loaded with events on Saturday and Sunday, which will give everyone an opportunity to get out and enjoy the springtime festivities that come with living in the region. Whether you’re interested in wine, crafts, arts – or are looking for a parade – the Finger... more

RDGA holds match play championship at Clifton Springs CC

Rochester District Golf Association recently held its Match Play and Senior Match Play championships in Clifton Springs.In the Match Play Championship, Jim Scorse, of Stafford Country Club, competed against Adam Condello, of Locust Hill Country Club, in the final match. Scorse won by a 1 up decision to claim his eighth RDGA Match Play Championship title.In the Senior Match Play... more

68-year-old seriously injured in SR 96 crash in Manchester

On May 26th at approximately 6:53 pm deputies in Ontario County responded to State Route 96 near King Rd. in Manchester for the report of a personal injury crash. The collision occurred at State Route 96 and the entrance to the Springbrook Mobile Home Park. Deputies say Trent C. Wormley, who was driving west in a 1994 Accord rear ended... more

GALLERY: Memorial Day program successful at Midlakes Primary School

On Thursday, May 25th Midlakes Primary School first graders remembered the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces during its 30th Annual Memorial Day Program. Students carried flags and flowers, presented the history of Memorial Day, and recited poems to honor our nation’s brave men and women. They also sang patriotic songs, including “This Land... more

One sent to hospital after Manchester crash

On Monday around 7:30 am deputies were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Deputies say that a 2015 Nissan operated by Melody Metz, 49, of Shortsville was northbound on State Route 21 at the intersection with State Route 96 when she was struck by a pickup truck operated by Emile Vailancourt, 73, of Clifton Springs.... more

HS Roundup: CA’s division title, Midlakes’ no-hitter highlight busy Wednesday in local baseball

Wednesday was one of the more nicer days in the Finger Lakes region in the past couple of weeks, but it was also a really nice day for two local baseball teams. The Canandaigua baseball team would win the Monroe County Division III title, and Midlakes’ Devin Hicks would throw a no-hitter in a 10-1 win over Waterloo on Wednesday... more

New plea offered in predatory sexual assault case

A Clifton Springs woman facing a possible life sentence for alleged sex crimes against children and child pornography charges will be back in court next month. Janiet Simonds, 26, who was charged in February with two counts of predatory sexual assault against a child, a class A-II felony, was offered a deal crafted by the District Attorney’s Office that included... more

Canandaigua PD: Clifton Springs man charged with burglary, more arrests coming

The Canandaigua Police Department says a 20-year-old Clifton Springs man has been charged with burglary after an investigation. They also say more arrests are coming. Kenneth Milliman, of Clifton Springs was charged with second-degree burglary this week, according to police. Information developed by the Canandaigua Police led to the arrest in the case, which stemmed from an incident that occurred... more

Athena ACE Association seeks scholarship applications

The Athena Award for Continuing Education (ACE) Association celebrates the 9th annual year of the Athena ACE scholarship. Application forms are available in the “Apply” section at their website, www.athenaace.org and can be submitted electronically to AthenaACEA@gmail.com or by mail to the following address: Athena ACE Association P.O. Box 744 Geneva, New York 14456 Applications for the scholarship will be... more
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